Biden Blathers Trump Is Complicit with Putin in ‘Navalny Poisoning’ Affair
Sept. 4, 2020 (EIRNS)—Amongst the various “blame Russia” statements on the Navalny Affair made by Merkel, Boris Johnson, NATO’s Stoltenberg et al., Biden’s statement is as, or more, blatant than all, for its presumptive guilt of Russia and its explicit naming of Putin.
“Once again, the Kremlin has used a favorite weapon—an agent from the Novichok class of chemicals—in an effort to silence a political opponent. It is the mark of a Russian regime that is so paranoid that it is unwilling to tolerate any criticism or dissent.... [H]is [Trump’s] silence is complicity. As President, I will do what Donald Trump refuses to do: work with our allies and partners to hold the Putin regime accountable for its crimes.”
Further, Biden’s accusation of “complicity” by Trump is completely over the top, and a pretty good marker of his puppet-status for the neo-cons.
Then on Sept. 3, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was pressed on the alleged Navalny poisoning, and specifically whether President Donald Trump was going to call out Putin. “We’re deeply troubled by the results released yesterday. Alexei Navalny’s poisoning is completely reprehensible. Russia has used chemical nerve agents in the past, and we’re working with our allies in the international community to hold those in Russia accountable.” Her statement was close to the National Security Council release on Sept. 2, but it was considered insufficient until Trump calls out Putin by name. Note, that on Sept. 3, while campaigning in Pennsylvania, Trump continues to insist that talking and working with Russia is a good thing.